MODULE 2: Epilepsy Medication Therapy 3 Medication Management of Epilepsy Medications that are used to treat epilepsy are called antiepileptic drugs.1 • The abbreviation used for antiepileptic drug is AED • AEDs are also called antiseizure medications or anticonvulsants How long you will need to take AEDs depends on specific details related to your epilepsy.1 AEDs are a major part of your epilepsy treatment.1